"I thought it was a hobby," his homemaker mother, Connie, told Allison Glock in a New York Times Magazine profile.
"But people would call my answering machine just to listen to his voice. That's when I thought, This might be bigger than I think it is." At age fourteen Seacrest became the "Voice of Dunwoody High School," as his school's regular morning public-address system announcer.
He was still anything but a star there, he told another New York Times writer, Hilary De Vries.